NEW DELHI, July 1: Parshuram Kund, located in the scenic Lohit district, is set for a significant transformation. Under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) scheme, a grant of Rs 37.87 crore has been allocated to develop Parshuram Kund into one of the region’s largest pilgrimage centers.

The project includes installing a 51-foot statue of Sage Parshuram, donated by the VIPRA Foundation, an organization dedicated to the development of Parshuram Kund since 2021.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who represents the Chongkham-Wakro constituency, has been actively overseeing the development efforts at Parshuram Kund.

Parshuram Kund holds immense spiritual significance in Hindu mythology, and its development aims to enhance accessibility and promote cultural unity. The site’s transformation is expected to resonate deeply with devotees, akin to the spirit of the Kumbh Mela.

Despite ongoing development, the annual Parshuram Kund Festival has seen increasing numbers of pilgrims each year.

To mark this progress, the VIPRA Foundation is organizing a special Swasthya Kamana ceremony at the Dr Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi on July 2.

The event will honour Union culture & tourism minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Mein, along with some newly elected MPs.

The founder of VIPRA Foundation, Sushil Ojha, and its national president, Radheshyam Sharma Guruji, will be present, along with other prominent leaders and stakeholders.

The foundation work for the Parshuram statue has been completed, and installation is expected to begin soon.